Today the welterweight division experienced another shake up when it was reported that Keith Thurman has now vacated his WBC welterweight title – which will be contested instead by Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter next up.
Al Haymon managed fighters vying for welterweight belts continues as Keith Thurman instead opts to hold on to just his WBA strap at 147 lbs.
Fans have been reacting to the news in their droves, as have others in the boxing community today:
— A. B. 〽™ (@SinFul_ABM) April 24, 2018
Keith Thurman vacated his belt today. What did I tweet yesterday? ????. I know these things???. #Hegonnaretire
— Thomas Williams Jr (@Topdoggjr) April 24, 2018
I see “Sometime” Keith Thurman had to vacate that WBC belt. Now he’s gonna wait for the Porter/Garcia winner. I swear that boy scared of that @ErrolSpenceJr smoke
— O’Lee Chit (@Littles1126) April 24, 2018
Wowww Keith Thurman vacated the WBC belt ?!!!
— Shimmy Neutron (@manny_fresh860) April 24, 2018
Keith Thurman is retired and you won’t convince me otherwise.
— J A K E (@PocketLuhhy) April 24, 2018
Keith Thurman out here vacating belts? Wow with injuries and inactivity he may be on the decline already.
— Carl Adejobi (@smoothbrudder) April 24, 2018
Keith Thurman Vacates? pic.twitter.com/icMvCXH5qf
— Joseph Kony (@JoKony2nd) April 24, 2018